Course Description

Science and medicine are often thought of as life-saving, life-changing, and pillars of which we measure progress. However, we must always keep in mind the darker implications of tomorrow's scientific advancements. In this course you will learn to have a more holistic view of science and medicine by studying these topics through a national security lens. Students will have the opportunity to further their knowledge in the sciences while also learning new skills found in the national security field. Some of the subjects covered include chemical and biological weapons, industrial espionage, and climate change, all presented within a national security theme.

Learner Outcomes

When you complete the course successfully, you will be able to:

  • Assess red-team analysis techniques and their value to the scientific community. 
  • Design a briefing to critically think about the effects industrial espionage in the sciences has on national security.
  • Recognize the steps necessary to produce an analytical product on the threat of climate change, relative to a country’s national security.  


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Additional Information

This course will be graded on a Pass/Fail basis. 

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